Chinese Name: 迟丽宣
City: Longkou City
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Most recent place of detention: Dingxiajia Brainwashing Center
Ms. Chi Lixuan was a Falun Gong practitioner in Moshanzhaojia of Dongjiang Township, Longkou City, Shandong Province. The Dongjiang Township officials illegally detained her for going to Beijing and speaking out against the persecution of Falun Gong. The township officials beat Ms. Chi and left bruises all over her body. She was not allowed to eat or sleep until she wrote the statement agreeing to give up her belief in Falun Gong. Her husband was then forced to pay 1,500 yuan (1) for her release, putting her family in a terrible financial situation.
After getting home, Ms. Chi Lixuan regretted writing the statement giving up her practice of Falun Gong, so she wrote an announcement to annul it. Afterward, the Dongjiang Township officials arrested her again and persecuted and tortured her even more severely than before. After a few days, the officials sent her to the brainwashing center held by "610 Office" in Xiadingjia. Since she refused to write the "Guarantee Statement" this time, she was not allowed to sleep and was given only about 100 grams of food each day. After a few months of torture, Ms. Chi became extremely pale, she had pressure in her chest, and she coughed continuously. Her health became worse and worse. Fearing she would die in detention, the township officials released her. Only a few days after arriving home, Chi Lixuan passed away.
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